2010 Riverside Ave.
Paso Robles, CA
Open Thurs. - Sun.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Always Held on the Saturday
Preceding October 12
The purpose of Pioneer Day in 1931
was to thank the area ranchers and farmers for their
business during the difficult years of the Depression.
Their produce helped to keep the local economy going.
The merchants closed their doors for the day and
invited the farmers and ranchers to come to town
and enjoy lunch in the park. The tradition has
continued with a free bean feed in the downtown city
park, following a parade on Spring Street that begins
at 10:00 a.m.
Some of the special activities that have taken place at
past Open House events . . . enjoying the music,
watching wool spinning and wheat weaving,
listening to small gasoline engines, practicing cowboy
skills --- roping a stationary target and branding
a block of wood, seeing the huge Jeanesville Pump
and viewing the tractors that were driven through the
Wed., Oct. 28, 29, and 30, from 5:00 to 8:00
Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5:00 to 7:00
Family Fright Night at the Pioneer Museum
An old-fashioned spooky haunted house will feature scary storytellers, some ghouls, games for younger children, and a lot of surprises. The front parts of the Museum will remain open during regular hours, but at 5:00 spooky storytellers, bringing local legends to life aided by some well-times sound effects, will inhabit some of the displays.
As the groups move from story to story, the effects and the story will become scarier and scarier. There will be a few surprises thrown in just to keep the visitor on their toes! Visitors will approach the ramp (closed during the week of Oct. 25), where they will enter our own spooky Museum world. There will be a nominal admission charge ($2 per person or $10 per family) for the FUN event.
Enjoy our skilled carving demonstrations every
2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Watch woodcarving by members of the
California Carvers Guild.
Visitors are welcome and informal instruction
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